Mission & Values

The Hetherington Group’s objective is to lead in investigative due diligence, corporate intelligence, and cyber investigations, keeping pace with the latest security threats and assessments, training investigators on best practices, and creating a network of global investigators to make our world a safer place.

Investigations: We are committed to conducting well-planned, clearly executed investigations and due diligence with hyper-focus and scientific precision. Our seasoned professional analysts scour the Internet, social networks, government databases, media coverage, and litigation records to provide the data our clients need to make sound ethics and legal decisions for themselves and their businesses.

Research: We are committed to keeping pace with our ever-changing world and to share that research in our Data2Know Newsletter—one of the industry’s most trusted sources on due diligence investigations, background checks, online personal security assessments and protection, and open source research. Our how-to books are constantly updated to provide the best tools for investigators, and we issue white papers on the most pressing issues of the day.

Education: We are committed to sharing our expertise, so our world can be a safer place. Hetherington Group trains teams and individuals in open source and online intelligence and advanced practices for conducting research. Our clients include investigators, security professionals, attorneys, accountants, auditors, military intelligence professionals, and federal, state, and local agencies.

Community: We are committed to bringing investigators together to learn new skills and expand their professional networks. Hetherington Group founded the OSMOSIS Institute in 2015. Its Annual Conference draws some of the most recognized social media and open source trainers in North America for panel discussions and training sessions on Open Source Intelligence (OSINT).

Honesty: We believe successful partnerships are based on respect and transparency. We communicate clearly and effectively throughout our investigations, so you know where we’re at every step of the way.

Responsiveness: We believe our client’s peace of mind comes first. We establish a tailored work plan together and revisit it in each investigative phase, should additional research be required.

Knowledge: We believe our effectiveness lies in continuing education. We keep up with new trends, new data security breaches, and new investigative tools and methodologies—and we share that knowledge with others.

Leadership: We believe in continuing to set the standards in online and investigative practices through established best practices, crafting business reports, investigations, due diligence, training, reporting, and verifiable accuracy.

About Hg

With over two decades of expertise, the Hetherington Group is a leader in investigative due diligence, corporate intelligence, and cyber investigations. We track down and expose vital data on national and international investigations; train thousands of investigators in the public and private sectors annually; and share our expertise in this increasingly data-intensive, cyber focused-world through the publication of an Industry Newsletter and recognized investigative reference books.

Hetherington Group holds national certification as a Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) and certification as a National Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the largest third-party certifier of women-owned businesses in the United States. Only small businesses and enterprises owned, controlled, operated, and managed by a female majority are eligible for WBENC certification. These certifications are recognized by many federal, state, municipal governments as well as public, private, and not-for-profit enterprises. Through this certification process, WBENC promotes diversity and facilitates the development of women-owned businesses and enterprises. To receive a copy of our certifications, please contact Paul at paul@hetheringtongroup.com

Our Clients


Lead Investigations for Fortune 500 Companies in U.S., Europe, Asia & Middle East

Analysts & Investigators

Annually Trains Over 7,200 Professionals Across the U.S. for CEU Credits

Law Enforcement

Work with & Train Local, State & Federal Law Enforcement Agents Across the U.S.

Our Experts

Cynthia Hetherington
Cynthia HetheringtonPresident
William J. Majeski
William J. MajeskiSenior Advisor
Cynthia Navarro
Cynthia NavarroSenior Advisor
Barclay Leib
Barclay LeibSenior Advisor
Paul Atkinson
Paul AtkinsonChief Operations Officer
Rachel Kronenfeld
Rachel KronenfeldInvestigations Manager
Áine McCormack
Áine McCormackRisk Manager
Matthew Golabek
Matthew GolabekInvestigative Analyst
Trevor Morgan
Trevor MorganInvestigative Analyst
Nancy Petersen
Nancy PetersenAdministrative Assistant
Jill Webster
Jill WebsterInvestigative Analyst, R&D
Allison Cappello
Allison CappelloJr. Open Source Analyst

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